However, despite waiting outside in 50° Celcius, they were told that the Shramik trains won’t be running.
According to NDTV, at a screening centre in Delhi’s West Vinod Nagar, migrants waiting for an entire day were informed there would be no trains running to Bihar for the next three days.
One of these workers, Karishma Devi, who is 8 months pregnant and has been thrown out of her house because she had no money left to pay the rent spoke to NDTV about the ordeal and said:
We will die like this… because of hunger. I have been here since 11 am yesterday (Tuesday). We haven’t even been given water and the police keep threatening us
Another worker Ashok, who has also been looking to return to Bihar said:
I have also been here since 11 am yesterday, after we got a late night message that our train will leave in the morning. But we saw the message late and, by the time we reached, were told the train had left. We have stayed all night but got only water and biscuits.